Krishnan Balasubramanian

Emeritus Professor


Krishnan Balasubramanian's primary areas of research are theoretical chemistry, mathematical chemistry and computer chemistry, with secondary areas in computational biology, predictive toxicology and drug research. He is a two-time Fulbright Scholar and recipient of the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, and the Award for Distinction in Graduate Teaching. He received a citation from Institute of Scientific Information for one of the most cited papers (1986), as well as the Joint Prize of Minister of Education, Poland (1998). He was  one of the Top 0.1% of most cited chemists worldwide (1986-1997), Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Chi Sigma, and the Birla Institute of Technology and Science Distinguished Lecturer. He has more than 600 Journal publications and have published two books. He was a Robert S. Mulliken Lecturer, winner of the Lawrence Livermore Distinguished Service Award and an elected member of International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry.


  • Postdoctoral Associate, University of California-Berkeley 1983
  • Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University 1981
  • M.A. Johns Hopkins University 1981
  • M.Sc.(honors), Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India  1977

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